About Sally

Gender: Female
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Sally is an adult female manatee that was rescued due to a monofilament line entanglement around her right flipper.  She was rescued from Sykes Creek, Merritt Island area in Volusia County, Florida on 6/2/12.  Sally was transported to SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida to rehabilitate from her injuries.  Unfortunately, the day she arrived at SeaWorld, veterinarians determined her right flipper would need to be amputated due to the extensive damage it had received from the monofilament line cutting into the bone of her flipper.  On 7/19/12 while still in captivity, Sally gave birth to a healthy male calf, later named Mustang.  Sally and Mustang were released on 8/2/12 near Sally's rescue site in Sykes Creek.  Sally was 290 cm in length and weighed 1140 lbs at her release and Mustang was 120 cm in length and 95 lbs. 

  1. 09/29/2012 11:59 AM
    • Sally was seen traveling throughout the observation period, her calf remaining close by.  When Brenden got into the water for her tag removal, Sally kept her calf away but, after about 10 minutes Sally swam towards Brenden who was able to successfully remove her belt and tag in the first attempt. She instantly took off with her calf.

  2. 09/16/2012 07:43 PM
    • On September 15 Sally ws seen traveling at the beginning of the observation with her calf. Both stayed right next to each other for the whole observation. She rested for a while then proceeded to eat from the mangroves with her calf following and eating as well. Other animals in the area kept their distance.

  3. 08/23/2012 05:25 PM
    • On August 22 Sally was seen traveling with her calf, Mustang, staying close to Mom during the entire observation. Other animals in the area kept their distance.

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